Today, Scott Peters, candidate for the new 52nd Congressional District, was honored to receive the endorsement of long-time House Democrat Bob Filner.
"Congressman Filner's endorsement was a great surprise and a tremendous honor," said Peters. "Bob has been a forceful advocate for our region, for our veterans, for civil rights and for Democratic causes throughout his esteemed career in public service. When I get to Congress, I look forward to his guidance and taking up where he left off -- as a champion for working families," he said.
Filner's endorsement is significant because Peters is running against entrenched Republican incumbent Brian Bilbray, who served in the House of Representatives with Filner for many years, and because Filner chose to endorse Peters over the other Democrat in the race, who he has worked with over the years on issues of mutual concern.
"There is definitely a trend in this race," said Peters' Communications Director MaryAnne Pintar. "Every state and federal Democratic legislator who represents San Diego and who has endorsed in this race has endorsed Scott. These leaders, who know both Scott and Lori, back Scott because he has what it takes to get real results for working families. He gets it, and gets it done," she said.
Other former and current state and federal legislators who have endorsed Peters include Congresswoman Lynn Schenk; Senators Dede Alpert and Lucy Killea; Assemblymembers Mary Salas and Howard Wayne; Senator Christine Kehoe; and Assemblymembers Toni Atkins, Marty Block and Ben Hueso. Click here for a complete list of elected officials endorsing Peters.